The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

North-eastern Syria | Landmine explodes killing and injuring seven people, as they try to cross into Turkey from al-Malikia countryside

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of three civilians and the injury of four others, as a landmine exploded while they were trying to cross the Syrian border into Turkey from the countryside of Al-Malikia city in the north-eastern Syria.

On October 7, the Syrian Observatory documented the killing of two young men in an ambush by Turkish border guards, as a group of seven civilians and a smuggler entered Turkish territory from Abu Racine countryside in Hasakeh countryside.

In the meantime, the rest of the group managed to escape into Syrian territory and survived the “Jandarma” bullets. However, a landmine exploded on their way back, killing two people. While the rest of the group went missing.

On October 6, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a civilian in a landmine explosion near the village of Arida in countryside of Abu Racine on the Syria-Turkey border, while trying to enter Turkish territory.

According to SOHR documentation, the number of Syrian civilians killed by “Jandarma” forces, since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, has risen to 458, including 80 children under the age of eighteen and 44 women over the age of eighteen.